Micah 2:13: “The breaker [the Messiah, who opens the way] shall go up before them [liberating them].They will break out, pass through the gate and go out; So their King goes on before them, The Lord at their head.”
The word “breaker” in the Hebrew is a strong word meaning “to break down and destroy.” The word describes when King Jehoash broke down the wall of Jerusalem for 400 cubits (600 feet or 200 yards- 2 football fields). That is an enormous breaking in physical terms and Christ as the Breaker is a thousand times more powerful. Jesus Christ was sent by His Heavenly Father to be the ultimate breaker of sin, death, the devil, and the consequences of sin. He crushed each one on the cross and in his resurrection. Their power was paralyzed and will ultimately be destroyed forever.
Jesus Christ is the Breaker who goes before us and opens the way. He is the Rock that cannot be broken. As the Breaker, he is the liberator, the savior and the deliverer. Nothing can stand against him. Nothing can overcome him. No obstacle will block his progression. No other person can claim this title of “The Breaker.”
2 Peter 3:18: But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
As believers we need to grow in both the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In Scripture names have important significance in understanding the purpose of a person and the impact or his or her life. Names are not given haphazardly and some of the names given to Jesus are enlightening as they illustrate the wonderful ministry and purpose of the Son of God. Proverbs 18:10: The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. When we begin to understand the knowledge of Jesus Christ as the Breaker, it will be a strong tower in our lives and gives us safety and peace in the instability of our times. In this season when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, his life, ministry and finished work will take on an even deeper and richer meaning when our eyes are enlightened to the importance of name of Christ as the Breaker
Jesus Christ has a name above every name and one day all will bow a knee to his glorious name.
Philippians 2:9-11:Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The scriptures declare unequivocally that there is one and only one intermediary between God and man, Christ Jesus. Only the mediator could be the Breaker.
1 TIMOTHY 2:3-5: In the sight of God our saviour this is undoubtedly the right thing to pray for; for his purpose is that all men should be saved and come to realise the truth. And that is, that there is only one God, and only one intermediary (mediator) between God and men, Jesus Christ the man. He gave himself as a ransom for us all—an act of redemption which happened once, but which stands for all times as a witness to what he is.
He and He alone is “the man”. He and He alone is “the Breaker”.
No one else is capable of filling His shoes.
Ephesians 1:17-22: That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Christ is far above all rule, authority, power and dominion and above every name, every philosophy, every political theory, and every way of life. All things are under his feet. His power is limitless; His strength immeasurable; His authority is unbreakable. He is the Rock and He is God Almighty’s Breaker.
Christ broke the power of sin
Romans 3:9,23: What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
We are all under the power of sin since our birth. No one can escape as sin resides in the blood. Leviticus 17:11
God sent His Son to a dying world for the glorious mission of obliterating the curse of sin, death, and bondage that corrupted the human race in the Garden of Eden. Not a son or daughter of Adam’s race has escaped the chains of sin and death, for sin entered the world and spread death to all, because all sinned We were all born in chains and in slavery. Sin held us fast in bondage as children of a fallen race.
Romans 5:12 (Amplified);
Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned.
Adam introduced sin into God’s creation, and it corrupted all forms of life. The curse of sin and death passed on to all of Adam’s progeny. No human could stop the infiltration of the sin nature or escape its power. Death, which had not existed in any form before, became the strong ally of sin, as every human born on this earth was subject to death. This was not only physical death, but spiritual death also.
E.W. Kenyon, in The Bible in Light of our Redemption, writes:
Sin has ruled as king in the realm of spiritual
death, where man lives under the cruel Emperor,
Satan. Every effort of man has to failed to eradicate
the power of sin. Education has failed. History
confesses that every single rise in civilization has
been accompanied by a decline in morals. War
has dominated in every period of the life of every
nation, destroying the youth and strength of humanity.
It has brought untold suffering to man. Its cruelty is
but a manifestation of Satanic Dominion at work in
its destruction of man. Man has been unable to strike
at the root and the cause of sin, sickness and death.
The law of disease has fastened itself upon the
human body, blighting and scourging humanity.
Death is the supreme problem that all men at all
periods have faced. It casts its shadow on upon
every happiness born in the sense of man. Man,
lying in the embrace of Satan, cries in agony against
this vain struggle which only ends in a hopeless
death and doom…He is born to die…Spiritual death,
the nature of Satan, is the soil out of which has
grown sin, sickness, physical death and every sorrow
that has darkened the life of God’s man.
Sin and spiritual death brought enormous consequences upon the human race. Every type of suffering, pain, misery, sickness, affliction, torment, and anguish began to grow and flourish upon the earth because of sin and spiritual death. A great separation and barrier now existed between God and men, women, and children. The human race’s relationship with God was thrown into chaos and confusion. It was like a thick, iron door was shut on a person’s access, communion, and fellowship with God. Adam and Eve had become alienated from the life and presence of God, and their understanding became darkened. They were like blindfolded people wandering aimless in a fog of darkness. The light and spiritual life within them was extinguished, and it left a great void of hunger and need for their loving Creator. Adam had sealed the fate of the human race, and now the great cry was for a Redeemer, a Savior, and a Liberator. No matter how smart, how talented, how strong, how powerful, or how rich a person may be, no one could free themselves from the bondage of their birth nature of sin and their condition of spiritual death. We are born dead in trespasses and sin and need deliverance. Who will break the power of sin? All the people of the earth need the Breaker.
Romans 5:12 declares that this sin nature, this deadly virus, this defective gene that directs a person’s life away from what is pleasing to God, entered into the world through Adam’s disobedience to God. The word “entered” in the Greek literally means: to come into and contains the force of distribution, meaning it made its way to each individual member of the human race.” The word is in the indicative mood, the mood of certainty, which states that the action is factual and certainly occurred. The word “world” is kosmos in the Greek which in this verse means: the harmonious arrangement and order of God’s creation. It was the creation in perfect order and harmony before the entrance of sin. The word “spread” in the Greek means: to go or pass through; to send out in all directions like a highly contagious virus disseminating and spreading completely through an entire population.” Sin and death certainly spread to every member of the human race and ruined God’s original perfect order and harmony of His creation. No one had a pass; no one was exempt; no one was immune; we all inherent this sin nature from Adam.
God had a magnificent plan to deal with sin and crush its power. He sent his only begotten Son to pay the penalty for our sins and redeem us from sin’s power.
Matthew 1:21: She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
“Saved” means to be delivered and preserved from the penalty of sin and the power of sin.
Hebrews 9:24-28: For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
Ephesians 1:7-10: It is through the Son, at the cost of his own blood, that we are redeemed, freely forgiven through that full and generous grace which has overflowed into our lives and opened our eyes to the truth. For God had allowed us to know the secret of his plan, and it is this: he purposes in his sovereign will that all human history shall be consummated in Christ, that everything that exists in Heaven or earth shall find its perfection and fulfilment in him.
The power of sin was broken at Calvary. He redeemed us with His blood. He paid the price and we no longer need to be enslaved in sin.
Romans 6:6,7,11: We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free[ from sin. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Christ broke the power of death
Revelation 1:17,18: When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
Hebrews 2:14,15: Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.
Since the fall of Adam in the garden, the devil has wielded the power of death. Part of his dominion over the human race was in the form of death. Death has been an incredible weapon of destruction for Satan on the human race. Death is an enemy to every human being on the earth, and with its companion sin, the devil has held the human race in his firm grasp. The human race needed a Savior to be released from the bondage of sin and death.
This brutal and horrible dominion of death, utilized so effectively by the devil, was broken at Calvary. The strength and might of death that the devil has used relentlessly as a weapon in every age of history was declared null and void. The major kingpin of his dominion and authority over the earth has been trampled under the feet of the Lord Jesus. God also promises in I Corinthians 15, and in the book of Revelation, that there is a day coming when this last enemy, death, will be completely destroyed off the face of the earth, and its sorrow, bondage, and destruction will be no more. There will absolutely be no death in the new heavens and earth promised in Revelation 21 and I Peter 3. This was all made possible by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who crushed the serpent’s head.
I Timothy 1:10 (Amplified):
It is that purpose and grace which He has
now made known and has fully disclosed
and made real to us through the appearing
of our Savior Christ Jesus, Who annulled
death and made it of no effect and brought
life and immortality (immunity from eternal
death) to light through the Gospel.
New Living Translation:
And now he has made all of this plain to us
by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior.
He broke the power of death and illuminated
the way to life and immortality through the
The born again believer who has put his faith in Christ as his Savior cannot be defeated by spiritual or physical death. We have been reconciled to God in the new birth and made alive spiritually in Christ. We have been given the sure promise of everlasting life and spiritual death has been obliterated by Jesus Christ. Even if we die physically, the Lord has promised that at the Rapture, he will raise us from the dead and give us a new glorious immortal body that is not subject to the jaws of death. We cannot be held captive or conquered by death. The devil’s main tool in the battle between good and evil, the power of death, has been absolutely mortally wounded and crushed at the cross. We no longer need to fear death and be in bondage to this fear. The wages of sin is death and someone had to pay the price for us so death does not crush our existence. Christ the Breaker breaks the power of death for all those who believe on him and promises eternal life.
There is a time coming in the future that Death will never again raise its ugly head, as it is forever destroyed at the end of the great White Throne Judgment described in Revelation 20. In the new heavens and earth of Revelation 21, there will be no more death, sorrow, crying, or pain. All of these things are gone forever. What a gospel! How good is the truth about the Seed of the woman, Jesus Christ! Death, the hated enemy, the feared enemy, the loathsome enemy, the painful enemy, the sorrowful enemy, and the wicked enemy has been broken and defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ. He swallowed up death in victory.
Romans 5:21 (Phillips):
The whole outlook changes-sin use to be the
master of men and in the end handed them
over to death: now grace is the ruling factor,
with righteousness as its purpose and
at its end the bringing of men to the eternal
life of God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
I Corinthians 15:20-28; 51-57 (Message):
But the truth is Christ has been raised up,
the first in a long legacy of those who are
going to leave the cemeteries.
There is a nice symmetry to this: Death
initially came by a man, and resurrection
from death came by a man.
Everybody dies in Adam; everybody comes
alive in Christ.
But we have to wait our turn: Christ is first,
then those with him at his Coming, the grand
consummation when, after crushing the
opposition, he hands over his kingdom to
God the Father.
He won’t let up until the last enemy is down-
and the very last enemy is death.
But let me tell you something wonderful…
On signal from that trumpet from heaven,
the dead will be up and out of the graves,
beyond the reach of death, never to die again.
At that same moment and in the same way,
we’ll all be changed. In the resurrection scheme
of things, this has to happen: everything perishable
take off the shelves and replaced by the imperishable,
this mortal replaced by the immortal.
Then the saying will come true: Death swallowed by
triumphant Life! Who got the last word, oh Death?
Oh Death, whose afraid of you now?
It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code
guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power.
But now in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three-
Sin, guilt, death are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus
Christ. Thank God!
Death is the personal enemy of every human upon the face of the earth, and there is no deliverance from the power and strength of the grave without the Lord Jesus Christ. Death cannot be conquered by science; death cannot be overcome by a political decree; death cannot be eradicated by a vaccine, and death cannot be defeated by any earthly power. There will never be a fountain of youth or some magical spell or potion to obtain eternal life. Death does not bring you into some higher state of consciousness or being, but throws you into the decay and corruption of the grave. It is a life destroyer, happiness destroyer, family destroyer, society destroyer, and it has ripped the human heart to shreds with fear, sorrow, and pain since Adam’s high treason and the entrance of sin into the world. Death does not allow you to float around as a ghost and have free movement while you haunt or help people. Death does not bring you into a reincarnated new life form. This is a most certain truth-death does not bring life in any way, shape, or form. Without the Savior Jesus Christ, death is the end of all humanity. Death cannot produce, generate, or refine life. Death is the end of life.
Do you see why death is such a curse and lethal enemy according to Scripture? Once you understand the brutal and permanent nature of death, you can really appreciate the total victory that Jesus Christ accomplished with his death on the cross and his resurrection from the dead. Jesus Christ is the master over death and the conqueror of the grave. Immortality only comes with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Christ broke the power of the devil
Genesis 3:15 (Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible):
And enmity shall I put between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed,-He shall crush thy head, but thou shall crush his heel.
This is the first promise of Christ in the Bible and says that Christ shall crush the head of the serpent (devil). When it is said (v.15), “He shall crush thy head,” it means something more than a skull of bone, and brain and hair. It means all Satan’s plans and plots, policy and purposes, will one day be finally crushed and ended, never more to mar or to hinder the purposes of God. This is a fatal blow from which there is no recovery.
Christ broke the power of the oppressor (Psalm 72:4). He is the Second Adam that through his death and resurrection restored everything that Adam lost in the fall. He broke and paralyzed the power of the god of this age. His doom is forecast. His time is limited. One day he will be reduced to nothing and come to a dreadful end and can never exercise power and control over anything forever (Ezekiel 28:18,19) Christ the breaker crushed His power and control over us.
Colossians 1:13: God has rescued us from the power of darkness and has brought us into the kingdom of his Son, whom he loves.
He rescued us from the power of darkness and gave us full legal rights as a son or daughter of God. The word “power” in Colossians means the exercised power to do something; liberty of action to do as one pleases; the delegated authority and power to act, and the right to exercise power. The devil and his kingdom no longer have the liberty or power to do what they please in your life when you stand upon the triumph of the cross. The devil no longer has the right to act freely with authority and power over you. We have been set free. In the new birth you are now citizens in His kingdom.
Acts 26:18: to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.
The Breaker turns us from the power of Satan to God and from darkness to light.
Colossians 2:14,15 (Phillips): You, who were spiritually dead because of your sins and your uncircumcision (i.e. the fact that you were outside the Law), God has now made to share in the very life of Christ! He has forgiven you all your sins: Christ has utterly wiped out the damning evidence of broken laws and commandments which always hung over our heads, and has completely annulled it by nailing it over his own head on the cross. And then having drawn the sting of all the powers ranged against us, he exposed them, shattered, empty and defeated, in his final glorious triumphant act!:
Taking on him our human nature, he stripped off and cast side all the powers of evil which clung to it like a poisonous garment. As a mighty conqueror he displayed these his fallen enemies to an astonished world, leading them in triumph on his cross.
At Calvary, Jesus Christ stripped and disarmed the power and authority of the devil’s kingdom for every born again believer. No devil spirit in the devil’s kingdom, no matter what its rank, can defeat you when you stand in the strength of the Lord’s redemptive work for you at the cross. The picture Paul is painting is of a triumphant general who has routed the enemy and leads the captive foes and spoils of his victory behind his chariot in a grand public procession through the city.
In the Roman world, this was the highest honor that could be bestowed upon a victorious Roman general. It was called “the triumph.” There must have been at least 5,000 enemy soldiers killed, and there must have been a gain of Roman territory in the conquest. It was an awesome display of the power, strength, and might of the Roman Empire. It was a spectacle that few would forget its images, as the triumph declared to the world that the enemy had been overwhelmed and crushed, now to be publicly humiliated through the streets of the city.
How much greater is the triumph of Christ as the captain of our salvation? What a triumph on the cross! What a victory against the forces of darkness! What a crushing blow to Satan’s kingdom! What a public display of victory to all those who have eyes to see and ears to hear! You become identified and in vital union with this triumph on the cross and all its far-reaching glorious effects when you become a new creation in Christ at the new birth. You are marching right beside Jesus Christ in this magnificent victory march with every wretched captive in chains under your feet. With great freedom, the power of the old sin nature has been stripped off and crippled, and the power of Christ in you flows and energizes every cell of your human body. You are a super conqueror who always triumphs in Christ. Jesus Christ cut away Satan’s firm grip on us and smashed the kingdom of darkness’s authority, control, and rule over our lives. No longer must we be a slave to sin or the bondage of this world. Jesus Christ victoriously led captivity captive for every Christian, according to the book of Ephesians, as he crushed and defeated every form of mental, physical, or spiritual bondage. What a triumph on the cross! What a victory in Christ!
I John 3:8b: The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
I John 3:8b (Voice): That is why the Son of God came into our world: to destroy the plague of destruction inflicted on the world by the diabolical one.
The word “destroy” is the Greek word luo, which means: to loose something tied or bound, to break up that which is compacted together, to dissolve, to sever, to break in pieces, to set free, to melt and to demolish. The word means “a destruction by undoing or dissolving that which forms the bond of cohesion.” Jesus Christ came to loosen people from the works of the devil and set them free. We all had a bond of cohesion to Satan’s kingdom through sin and death, but Jesus Christ dissolved the bond, and we broke free. The word luo is used in the gospels when John the Baptist said that he was not worthy to unloose (luo) the thong or strap of Jesus’ sandals. This gives a great mind picture of Jesus unloosening the works of the devil in people’s lives, like un-strapping a sandal, so that the works can be thrown off of the body, heart, and soul of a person and one can enjoy true freedom.
The Greek word luo is used again in Acts 27:41 when the ship taking the Apostle Paul to Rome was “broken (luo) on the violence of the waves.” This was a huge boat with enough room for 276 people, yet the fierce strength of the waves shattered the hinder part of the boat into pieces. Many of the soldiers were saved by grabbing onto a broken piece of the ship and floating to shore. This should paint a vivid picture for you. Jesus Christ shattered the devil’s works into a million pieces by the awesome power of God. Like a ship helplessly run into the ground and continuously beat with the relentless pounding of the waves, Jesus Christ continually pounded the schemes, deceptions, and purposes of the devil with the great force of the Word of God. He was relentless in his destruction of the devil’s works, as the boat of Satan’s kingdom could not escape the light and truth of His purpose upon the earth. Jesus Christ shook and shattered the devil’s kingdom into broken pieces.
The Greek word luo is also used in II Peter 3:10,12 when the present heaven, earth and elements melt (luo) with fervent heat and dissolve (luo) by fire at the time of the last judgments described in the Book of Revelation. What a mind picture! For something to melt, you have to apply intense heat to it. It requires energy to melt anything. When increasing temperature is applied to an element and it melts, the energy being applied to it is greater than the energy holding it together. The heat overcomes the internal forces of attraction within the solid to transform it into a liquid. Thus it begins to change form and melt.
Jesus Christ put intense heat on the purposes, works, and schemes of the devil and melted and dissolved them. Jesus Christ operated spiritual power, and when this spiritual energy of God was applied to the works of the devil, it was greater than any force holding his works together. The power of God disintegrates any plot, scheme, or purpose of Satan and no matter how attractively it is held together by evil, it cannot overcome the energy and dynamic power that rest in God. Jesus Christ put the intense heat of the truth of the Word of God right upon the kingdom of darkness, and it shined as a brilliant light, exposing the wicked works of the Evil One. This white hot heat of God’s Word melted the hardened and callous hearts of many and melted the devil’s evil foothold of bondage that robs people of joy, peace, love, and wholeness.
Interestingly, this same Greek word, luo, is also used in John 10:35, when it
declares, “the scripture cannot be broken (luo).” The devil can never break, dissolve, melt, or demolish the Word of God. I Peter 1:23 says that “the word of God lives and abides forever.” The Word of God is life. The Word of God is good, pure, powerful, and faithful. It cannot be dissolved away into nothing. No matter how much heat or pressure the devil applies to the Word, it does not melt under the burning heat. Satan does not have enough energy or power to break the Word of God. Jesus Christ is the living Word. The devil does not have enough energy or power to break or shatter the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the only one who is the Breaker of the arch enemy of God.
We can live daily in the benefit and power of this enormous blessing that we no longer need to be under the oppression and bondage of the Devil and his kingdom.
Ephesians 2:6: “And He raised us up with Him, and He made us to sit with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus.” We were crucified with Him, died with Him, were buried with Him, suffered with Him, were justified with Him, were made alive with Him, conquered Satan with Him, and were raised together with Him. That resurrection of Jesus is proof of our victory over the adversary. It is a proof that cannot be denied. Every person who takes Christ as Savior, in the mind of God, is a victor over the adversary. So few of the Father’s children have seen this mighty truth; that our victory was in the victory of Christ. When Jesus broke the bars of death, having conquered death, Satan, and sin, it was our victory. Greater is He who now resides in you than all the powers of the enemy exercised in this world.
Christ broke the bondage of the consequences of sin
When “saved” is used in regard to God’s salvation through Jesus Christ, the meaning is deliverance and preservation from all the consequences of sin.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law and we have redemption in his blood (Galatians 3:13 and Ephesians 1:7). We no longer need to be oppressed under the curse of sin. In Deuteronomy 28 the consequences of the curse of sin are set forth. We never have to be in bondage or enslaved to any of these curses of the law. Christ broke the power of physical, mental and spiritual oppression at the cross. He bore every pain, he bore every sickness, he bore every suppression, he bore every depression, he bore every sorrow, he bore all sin and its consequences at Calvary and with his resurrection crushed them into the ground.
Isaiah 53:5,6: Surely he hath borne our griefs (Hebrew choliy-sickness)
and carried our sorrows (Hebrew-makob-pains: both physical and mental): yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised (Hebrew-shalowm-crushed, broken, shattered) for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
We no longer need to be in bondage to anything or anyone. He has set us free.
Hebrews 9:11-12: “But Christ having come a high priest of the good things to come, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation, nor yet with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood entered in once for all into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption.”
As the High Priest, He took His own blood and carried it up to the Heavenly Holy of Holies and there presented it to God. It was accepted, and that red seal is upon the document of our Redemption. The blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, is the eternal witness of His finished work for us, of our legal right to Eternal Life, and sonship with all its privileges. On the basis of that blood, we are more than conquerors. Satan has no dominion over us. His dominion is utterly broken. The tokens of that victory are continually before the Father.
Hebrews 7:22, “By so much also hath Jesus become the surety of a better covenant.” If you are in grave danger, or Satan is pressing hard upon you, you call the Father’s attention to your rights that are guaranteed on the ground of that blood. Revelation 12:11, “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony.”
Christ breaks our chains and opens up the iron door so we can live seated in the heavenlies, redeemed, purchased, precious and His sons and daughters by the new birth.
Acts 12:4ff: Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison. 7 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands. 8 And the angel said to him, “Dress yourself and put on your sandals.” And he did so. And he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.” 9 And he went out and followed him. He did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. 10 When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel left him. 11 When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.
”Men and women! Some of you are the slaves of your own lusts. Some of you are the slaves of the world’s maxims. Some of you are held in bondage by some habit that you abominate, but cannot get away from. Here is freedom for you. The dark walls of the prison are round us all. ‘The Scripture hath shut up all in sin, that He might have mercy upon all.’ Blessed be His name! As the angel came to the sleeping Apostle, and to his light touch the iron gates swung obedient on their hinges, and Roman soldiers who ought to have watched their prey were lulled to sleep, and fetters that held the limbs dropped as if melted; so, silently, in His meek and merciful strength, the Christ comes to us all, and the iron gate which leadeth out into freedom opens of its own accord at His touch, and the fetters fall from our limbs, and we go forth free men. ‘The Breaker is gone up before us.
When He had paid this penalty for our sin on the cross, He arose from the dead. He conquered Satan. He broke his dominion and took away his authority and power. Then, with the trophies of His triumph, He ascended to the right band of the Majesty on High and laid the tokens of His victory at the feet of His Great Father. On the ground of this victory, the sinner has a legal right to accept Jesus Christ as a personal Savior. He has a legal right to Eternal Life. He has a legal right to Victory over sin and Satan. He has a legal right to a home in Heaven. He has a legal right to use the Name of Jesus in prayer. He has a legal right to his Father’s protection and care. He has a legal right to a son’s place in the Family of God. He has a legal right to the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, to the care and protection of the Spirit, and to the intercession and teaching of the Spirit. He has a legal right to be translated at the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus. He has a legal right to immortality for the body. He has a legal right to an inheritance in the New Heavens and New Earth. He has a legal right to live with his Father throughout Eternity.
What a glorious gospel that Christ broke the power of all sin and its consequences and set us free from its curse forever.
Christ shall break all the kingdoms, philosophies, political systems and religions of this world and set up his kingdom of which there will be no end
The Bible is clear of this glorious truth-Jesus Christ is coming back for us and to establish his kingdom upon the earth. He shall break into pieces all earthly kingdoms and systems that oppose him. This kingdom will have no end. It will be perfect in every aspect and filled with righteousness, justice and peace.
Psalm 2:1-3,7-9: Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,3 “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.9 You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
No political system, no earthly ruler can stand against or conquer Christ’s kingdom. The Breaker will shatter all opposition that is set up by the Devil and his kingdom that has ruled on this earth since Adam will come to an end. Luke 4:5,6: And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time,6 and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will.
As Daniel interpreted King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, he prophesied of Christ’s future kingdom:
Daniel 2:34,35,44,45-As you looked, a stone was cut out by no human hand, and it struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold, all together were broken in pieces, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever, 45 just as you saw that a stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold. A great God has made known to the king what shall be after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.”
Christ is the stone made of no human hand who breaks the power and influence of all past kingdoms of this earth. His kingdom shall never be destroyed and stand forever. This is as certain as the sun rising every morning. It is God’s plan and purpose in the future.
Luke 1:30-33: And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
We celebrate in this season the birth of the Son of the Most High, Jesus, whose future kingdom is coming and there will be no end to his magnificent kingdom.
Revelation 18:11-16: Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule[c] them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
The Breaker is the Living Word of God, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He will bring to an end the rule of evil on this earth. In his kingdom there will be no bribery, no deception, no murders, no injustice, no hunger, no poverty, no wars, no death, no pollution, and no evil.
Revelation 21:1ff: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place[a] of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,[b] and God himself will be with them as their God.[c] 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
What a Savior. What a King! What a Deliverer! What a Liberator! He is the Breaker and no earthly or spiritual power can stand against him. He alone is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He can shatter any obstacle, break any barrier, and push through any wall. This is why we celebrate his birth for the second Adam has broken the power of sin, death, the devil and the consequences that flow from sin and reconciled us to God, redeeming us from the curse that Adam brought upon the human race. He can obliterate every addition, quench every thirst, overcome every circumstance and conquer ever challenge. Jesus Christ has broken every barrier and obstacle that stood in our way from being restored to our Heavenly Father. We are seated in the heavenlies in Him and nothing needs to enslave us anymore. Every bondage, every depression, every addiction and every oppression has been broken in Christ. How wonderful are the words of the angels from on high when they announced the birth of the Breaker, the only begotten Son of God.
Luke 2:8-11: And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Christ the Breaker brings immeasurable joy as our Lord. We celebrate not only His birth, but what He has done for us because He loved us. The words of the wonderful hymn “O Holy Night” ring true for us over 2000 years later.
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.